SOS Fire in Engine Room, Abandon Ship! ms PRINSENDAM October 4, 1980, shows what international cooperation can accomplish, USAF, USCG, Canadian Armed Forces, EMTs from Sitka, Alaska, and the US and other Merchant Marines combined resources to accomplish a miracle. 535 people saved from life boats with no fatalities from chilly waters of Gulf of Alaska.
At 17:42 on the first recording, you can hear what this contributor, Radio Officer, David J. Ring, Jr. says about the rescue. It was many years ago!